OFFICIAL RULES “Rdio – San Francisco Ticket Sweepstakes”


  1. 1.     TO ENTER:  You may enter the Rdio – San Francisco Ticket Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) by entering your name, email address and Rdio user name within the Google Form embedded on the “You’re Invited: Rdio Loves San Francisco” blog post. Only one Name and Email Address per form will be accepted. Entrants should not create or use multiple email addresses to enter the Sweepstakes. Comment entries that contain defamatory, obscene, lewd, or inappropriate text, language, images, or other material will be disqualified (as determined by Rdio in Rdio’s sole discretion). No paid subscription is required to enter.  All entries must be received within the applicable periods described below in Section 2. All entries become the property of Rdio.  Entries are limited to one entry per person over the Promotion Period. Any attempt to exceed this limit may result in disqualification.

By entering, entrants agree to comply with and be bound by these Official Rules including all eligibility requirements. Rdio reserves the right to verify eligibility of all entrants. Illegible and/or incomplete entries and entries submitted by entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirements (including all requirements with respect to age and residence) are void. Rdio and its agents are not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected entries, for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, for lost or unavailable network connections, or for failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or any human error which may occur in the receipt or processing of the entries. Proof of entering information at a website does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt. Rdio reserves the right to modify the scheduling of the Sweepstakes without prior notification. Use of computer programs, macro, programmed, robotic, automatic and other similar means to enter the Sweepstakes is prohibited and may result in the disqualification of entries and/or the entrant. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed to be submitted by the person in whose name the e-mail account is registered on the date the entry is submitted.

Rdio may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines such entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes in any way by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other parties or representatives of Rdio. Use of any automated system to participate is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification.

  1. 2.     PROMOTION PERIOD:  The Sweepstakes begins at 9:00 AM PST on May 23, 2012 and ends at 12:59 PM PST on June 3, 2012 (the “Promotion Period”). Fifty-one drawing from the successful entries received during the Promotion Period will occur on June 4, 2012 after 9:00 AM PST. A computer owned by Rdio, Inc. (“Rdio”) will be the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.
  2. 3.     ELIGIBILITY:  The Sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, other than Rhode Island, who are over the age of twenty-one (21) and have registered for an Rdio account, but is void in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. Military installations in foreign countries, all other U.S. territories and possessions, and where prohibited or restricted by law. Employees, officers, and directors of Rdio, its advertising and promotion agencies, and all parties responsible for the development and administration of this Sweepstakes, and the immediate families (spouse, and parents, children and siblings, and their respective spouses regardless of where they live) and individuals living in the households, of the above, whether related or not, are not eligible to participate. Entrants utilizing multiple email accounts to enter the Sweepstakes will be disqualified. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial and local laws and regulations. By participating in the Sweepstakes, and/or the prize, entrants agree to release Rdio, its directors, employees, officers, and agents, including without limitation, its advertising and promotion agencies, from any and all liability, loss or damages arising from or in connection with the Sweepstakes and, if declared a winner, the awarding, receipt, and/or use or misuse of a prize or participation in any prize-related activities.
  3. 4.     WINNER SELECTION; NOTIFICATION; ODDS OF WINNING: Fifty-one drawings from the successful entries received during the Promotion Period will occur on 9:00 AM PST on June 4, 2012. Rdio’s decision making will be final and binding in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes.  Odds of winning the drawing will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received over the course of the Promotion Period. The winner of the drawing will be notified via email entered in the entry form within one (1) to three (3) days after the Promotion Period.  If the winner of a given drawing has not responded within three (3) days of the sending of notification by Rdio, an alternate winner may be selected by Rdio in its sole discretion (and will be subject to disqualification in the same manner).  The winner of each drawing will be required to execute and return a declaration or affidavit of eligibility, prize acceptance, liability & publicity release (except where prohibited) (the “Affidavit”) prior to collection of their prize.  In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the entrant will be the registered owner of the email account. Rdio does not assume any responsibility for Google Form entries that are lost, misdirected, that end up in a spam folder, or that were misspelled or incorrect in the online entry. Without limiting the above, forfeiture of a prize, in whole or in part, may result from any of the following at Rdio’s discretion: (1) failure of a potential winner to execute and return an Affidavit (and a completed IRS Form W-9 if required by Internal Revenue Service regulations for residents of the United States), by the deadline specified in the notification; (2) the return of any notification or prize as undeliverable; and (3) any other non-compliance with these Official Rules.  Rdio is not responsible for the failure for any reason whatsoever of a potential winner to receive any notification from Rdio, or for the failure of Rdio to receive any response or Affidavit from the potential winner. Return of any notification or Affidavit as undeliverable, the inability of Rdio to contact a potential winner, the failure of a potential winner to contact Rdio in a timely manner, the inability of a potential winner to accept or receive the prize for any reason, and/or the non-acceptance by a potential winner of any prize for any reason will result in disqualification of such potential winner, and an alternate winner will be selected randomly from all remaining eligible entries received. In the event that, for whatever reason, Rdio cannot select a winner after two attempts, including, without limitation, because a potential winner does not respond, refuses to accept a prize or for any of the other reasons identified in the preceding sentence, Rdio may, in its sole discretion, forfeit the prize for, and terminate the Sweepstakes with respect to, that drawing. By entering the Sweepstakes (including submitting a drawing entry), entrants agree to the use by Rdio and its designees of their name (first and last name), Twitter name (if other than their real name), photograph, and likeness for advertising, promotional and other marketing purposes, in perpetuity, in any and all forms of media (including the Internet) without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.  Winners may be required to sign a document to this effect.  All entrant information will be used solely for the purposes of administrating this Sweepstakes, unless the entrant otherwise consents, and will be subject to the Privacy Policy
  4. 5.     PRIZE: The following fifty (50) General prizes will be awarded: entry for the winner and a guest to the Rdio Loves San Francisco event on June 7, 2012 at the Independent in San Francisco, CA. The following one (1) Grand prize will be awarded: entry for the winner and a guest (such guest to also be twenty-one (21) years of age) to the Rdio Loves San Francisco event on June 7, 2012 at the Independent in San Francisco, CA, twelve (12) months of an Rdio Unlimited subscription, and one (1) Limited Edition Rdio-branded Jambox. Prizes are limited to one (1) prize per person and accordingly, multiple entries will not give you the opportunity to receive more than one (1) prize. Each winner will be required to provide specified personal information to facilitate the receipt and use of their prize, including their full name and email address. The prizes do not include airfare, hotel accommodations, or any other travel accommodations or benefits (including, without limitation, cash).  The winner (and their guest) will be solely responsible for their own travel accommodations and expenses (including, without limitation, airfare, hotel, and food).  Failure to comply with these terms will result in forfeiture of a prize.  Approximate retail value of each general prize is $42.00; approximate retail value of the grand prize is $361.  Total approximate retail value of all prizes is $2420.00 USD.  The winner will not be entitled to the difference, if any, between the stated approximate and actual retail value of a prize. No substitutions, cash equivalents, or transfers of prizes are permitted except at the sole discretion of Rdio. Rdio reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value at any time in its sole discretion if the prizes described above are no longer available.  Each winner is responsible for the payment of any applicable taxes on their prize, and for any and all other expenses that may be associated with receiving their prize. 
  5. 6.     RELEASE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:  By participating in the SWEEPSTAKES, entrants agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless RDIO, its respective affiliates,  advertising and promotion agencies, and each of their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders and employees (collectively, “Releasees”) from and against any injuries, losses, damages, claims, actions and any liability of any kind resulting from or arising from the SWEEPSTAKES or acceptance, possession, use, misuse or nonuse of the prize that may be awarded. Releasees are not responsible for computer, printing, typographical, human, or other errors, including, without limitation, errors which may occur in the administration of the SWEEPSTAKES, the announcement of the prize, the processing of entries or in any SWEEPSTAKES related materials; or for illegible entries or entries that fail to enter into the processing system, or are processed, reported, or transmitted late or incorrectly or are lost for any reason including computer, telephone, paper transfer, human or other error; or for electronic, computer, or telephonic malfunction or error.  If in RDIO'S opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the SWEEPSTAKES, or if computer virusES, bugs, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or technical difficulties or failures or compromise or corrupt or affect the administration, integrity, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the SWEEPSTAKES, or if the sweepstakes cannot be conducted as described herein for any reason, RDIO reserveS the right at ITS sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and or void any entries submitted fraudulently, to modify or suspend the SWEEPSTAKES, or to terminate the SWEEPSTAKES with or without notice.  As a condition of entering the SWEEPSTAKES, entrant agrees that: a.) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential, or any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses; AND b.) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys fees.
  6. 7.     GENERAL TERMS: Rdio reserves the right to make changes or additions to these Official Rules and/or extend the dates of the Promotion Period for this Sweepstakes for any reason at any time.   Rdio’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY ALTER OR DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATIONS OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, RDIO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
  7. 8.     DISPUTES:

a.     Binding Arbitration. Each entrant agrees that any dispute, controversy or claim related to these Official Rules (a “Claim”), to the extent unable to be resolved through mutual negotiations, may, upon the election of either the entrant or Rdio, with the exception of those Claims expressly excluded in paragraph 8.e., be finally and exclusively resolved by binding arbitration. Any election to arbitrate by one party shall be final and binding on the other. The arbitration will be conducted under the rules of JAMS that are in effect at the time the arbitration is initiated (the “JAMS Rules”) and under the terms set forth in these Official Rules. In the event of a conflict between the terms set forth in these Official Rules and the JAMS Rules, the terms set forth in these Official Rules will control and prevail.  Except as otherwise set forth in paragraph 8.e., an entrant may seek out any remedies available to him or her under federal, state or local laws in an arbitration action. As part of the arbitration, an entrant and Rdio will have the opportunity for discovery of non-privileged information that is relevant to the Claim.  The arbitrator will provide a written statement of the arbitrator’s decision regarding the Claim, the award given and the arbitrator’s findings and conclusions on which the arbitrator’s decision is based.  The arbitrator must follow applicable law, and any award may be challenged if the arbitrator fails to do so. The determination of whether a Claim is subject to arbitration shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act and determined by a court rather than an arbitrator.  Except as otherwise provided in these Official Rules, (i) an entrant and Rdio may litigate in court to compel arbitration, stay proceedings pending arbitration, or to confirm, modify, vacate or enter judgment on the award entered by the arbitrator; and (ii) the arbitrator’s decision is final, binding on all parties and enforceable in any court that has jurisdiction. 


b.     Arbitration Fees.  If an entrant initiates arbitration for a Claim, he or she will only need to pay an arbitration initiation fee of $250 and Rdio will pay all other costs charged by JAMS for initiating the arbitration.  If Rdio is initiating arbitration for a Claim, Rdio will pay all costs charged by JAMS for the arbitration.  All other fees and costs of the arbitration will be charged pursuant to the JAMS Rules.  No entrant will be required to pay Rdio’s attorneys’ fees or other costs if he or she does not prevail in the arbitration.  No entrant will seek attorneys’ fees in the event they are deemed the prevailing party.

c.     Location. The arbitration will take place in entrant’s hometown area unless the parties agree to video, phone and/or internet connection appearances.  Any Claim not subject to arbitration (other than claims proceeding in any small claims court), or where no election to arbitrate has been made, shall be decided by a court of competent jurisdiction in San Francisco, State of California, United States of America, and each entrant agrees to submit to the personal jurisdiction of that court.


e.     Exceptions to Arbitration. Each entrant agrees that the following Claims are not subject to the above provisions concerning binding arbitration: (a) any Claims seeking to enforce or protect, or concerning the validity of, any intellectual property rights of Rdio; (b) any Claim related to, or arising from, allegations of theft, piracy, invasion of privacy or unauthorized use; and (c) any claim for injunctive relief.  In addition to the foregoing, either party may assert an individual action in small claims court for Claims that are within the scope of such courts’ jurisdiction in lieu of arbitration. 

f.      Governing Law. Except as otherwise provided in these Official Rules, these Official Rules will be governed by, and will be construed under, the laws of the State of California, without regard to its choice of law principles.   

g.     Severability. Each Entrant agrees that if any portion of this paragraph 8 is found illegal or unenforceable (except any portion of paragraph 8.e.), that portion shall be severed and the remainder of the Section shall be given full force and effect. If paragraph 8.e. is found to be illegal or unenforceable then no entrant will elect to arbitrate any Claim falling within that portion of paragraph 8.e. found to be illegal or unenforceable and such Claim shall be decided by a court of competent jurisdiction within San Francisco, State of California, United States of America, and entrant agrees to submit to the personal jurisdiction of that court.

limitations on damages, VENUE, and restrictions on class actions are not permitted in all jurisdictions and so the above limitations may not apply to you.

  1. 9.     WINNER CONFIRMATION: An entrant may request the name of the winners by sending a self-addressed, stamped business-size (#10) envelope to: Rdio, Inc., Rdio – San Francisco Ticket Sweepstakes –Confirmation Request, 1550 Bryant Street, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94103. Requests must be postmarked within three (3) days after the end of the Promotion Period and received within ten (10) business days after the end of the Promotion Period. 

10.  SPONSOR: Rdio, Inc., 1550 Bryant St., Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94103.  Rdio advertisers do not endorse or sponsor, and are not otherwise affiliated with, the Sweepstakes.